Saturday Night Freak Show

Film & TV News

Each Saturday, the Internet Radio Superstars (Colin, Sean, Holly and Michaela) assemble for some movie watchin' and analysis, with the accent on geek cinema, horror, sci-fi, and action films - chosen round-robin style by the Saturday Night Freak Show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Location:

Rockford, IL

Description:

Each Saturday, the Internet Radio Superstars (Colin, Sean, Holly and Michaela) assemble for some movie watchin' and analysis, with the accent on geek cinema, horror, sci-fi, and action films - chosen round-robin style by the Saturday Night Freak Show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Language:

English


Episodes

Halloween Ends (2022)

1/28/2023
We conclude Listener Choice month with Halloween Ends (2022) because you demanded it! Corey Cunningham was a bad babysitter, who accidentally killed a kid. Cast out by the town of Haddonfield, he learns how to power up and self actualize after a gaining a psychic link to one of the town's most famous sewer dwellers. Listen as we relive the trauma of watching this movie and seek out unlicensed Hollywood professionals to help us deal with our trauma, all on this week's exciting, overlong and...

Duration:01:55:31

The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

1/21/2023
We're back from the grave and ready to party with The Return of the Living Dead (1985), Dan O'Bannon's sly, punk rock zombie movie that throws all the conventions of George Romero out the window in favor of brain-eating, quick thinking, ambulatory reanimated corpses who cannot be killed after being exposed to a secret government chemical. Listen as we rave to the grave in the necropolis while Trash dances naked on tombstones on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on Acast. See...

Duration:01:19:43

Barbarian (2022)

1/14/2023
You demanded it, so we're here to find out if Barbarian (2022) is the best film of 2022. A woman rents an AirBnB, discovers a man in the house when she arrives. It's raining; he invites her inside. Eventually, she goes down into the basement. Listen as we chat about movie surprises, good casting, milk bottles, and the phenomenon of comedians becoming horror directors on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:32:25

The Fly (1986)

1/7/2023
We kick off Listener Choice month by scrambling our molecules with The Fly (1986), director David Cronenberg's remake in which a science experiment fuses a scientist (Jeff Goldblum) with a common housefly, ruining a potentially beautiful new romance. Listen at our revulsion at bodily fluids, list our favorite horror movie remakes, and work our way through the potential horrors of teleportation on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:27:54

Best and Worst Movies of 2022

12/31/2022
Listen as we rank the five best and one worst movie we saw this year as we wrap up 2022 with the annual Best and Worst Movies of 2022 episode! Will your favorite make the cut? Thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:02:49:45

Curtains (1983)

12/24/2022
Michaela would kill to get a part in Curtains (1983), in which several actresses are brought to a snowy Canadian mansion to audition for a tyrannical movie director for a role in his new movie. But, a masked slasher begins knocking them off, one by one! Listen as we talk about ice skating killers, scatological puppet jokes, and consider warning aspiring actors away from the movie business on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:13:17

To All a Good Night (1980)

12/17/2022
Holly regales us with a Yuletide yelp yarn with To All a Good Night (1980), a killer Santa movie directed by Last House on the Left bad guy David Hess. Sorority sisters sitting out Christmas vacation import a plane full of boys for sexy swingin' times but don't count on a slay-happy St. Nick crashing the party. Listen as we document the only horror movie that uses a draft as a jump scare, express dumbwaiter love, and sexy teeth and gum fondling, all on this week's exciting episode! Hosted...

Duration:01:18:12

Wild Things (1998)

12/10/2022
Michaela gets hot and sweaty with the Wild Things (1998) of Florida, a movie famous for putting Denise Richards, Neve Campbell and Matt Dillon in a hotel room together with a bottle of champagne. Also, there are twists! Turns! And more twists! And turns! Listen as we get hot under the collar with the 90's era of steamy erotic thrillers, Hollywood's hills and valleys, Bacon dong, and more on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:18:57

Enter the Dragon (1973)

12/3/2022
Colin tries to see past the pointing finger to the heavenly glory of Enter the Dragon (1973), a monument to O.G. martial arts wunderkind Bruce Lee, who plays a Shaolin Temple student who infiltrates the island fortress of a James Bond villain to participate in a deadly tournament and get revenge. Listen as we marvel at the athletic prowess of its star, hail the presence of Bolo Yeung, and invent a new martial arts discipline called "Slap the Snake" on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on...

Duration:01:23:25

Orphan (2009)

11/26/2022
Michaela rethinks adopting Russian girls with a penchant for murder after dealing with Orphan (2009), in which a close-knit family brings said tot into the fold and then the evil imp promptly exploits fault lines in the happy relationship. Listen as we delve into the real-life case that inspired the movie, bird murder, multiple instances of coitus interruptus, the Warner Bros horror factory, and more on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more...

Duration:01:22:53

The Mortuary Collection (2019)

11/19/2022
Holly discovers that every corpse has a story to tell in The Mortuary Collection (2019), with Clancy Brown as a grim Mortician who relates four tales of terror to a new applicant with a secret to hide in this anthology film. Listen as we witness exploding penises, child cannibalism, eternal love vows, gushing bodily fluids, and squid infested bathrooms on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:20:14

Action USA (1989)

11/12/2022
Sean speeds across the country pursued by cowboy hitmen in Action USA (1989), a movie made by a stuntman and employing lots of his movie brethren as they execute car chases, helicopter stunts, jumps, shootouts, falls, fire stunts, and death defying leaps all in the hopes of showing off. Listen as we talk camaraderie among hitmen, epic bar fights, and want you to call us Panama on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:18:27

The Wolfman (2010)

11/5/2022
Colin rampages through the streets of Victorian London with The Wolfman (2010) an expensive remake of the Universal Monsters classic, with Benico Del Toro as the titular character, who's plagued by daddy issues when he returns home to the family's Gothic estate after his brother is killed by a vicious beast. Listen as we salute makeup man Rick Baker, dive into the film's troubled production, and debate the merits of practical vs CGI werewolfery on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on...

Duration:01:22:53

From A Whisper to a Scream (1987)

10/29/2022
Michaela digs up dirt on Oldfield, Tennessee in the anthology From A Whisper to a Scream (1987), which showcases four stories all transmitted from spooky librarian Vincent Price to inquisitive reporter, Susan Tyrrell. There will be: incest, necrophilia, undead babies, exploding carnies, voodoo spells, drownings, unrequited love, blood geysers, amputations, cannibalism, and a game of pin the arm on the torso! Listen in for the time of your life on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on...

Duration:01:18:10

The Hole (2001)

10/22/2022
Holly invites us to party in The Hole (2001), a WWII bunker in which rich prep schoolers spend a weekend to dodge parents and authorities, but then find themselves tragically trapped inside. But the stories of what transpired within, told by the survivor, may or may not be the entire truth. Listen as we plunge deep inside the hole to learn the whole truth, become consumed by the hole, and find out what else lurks inside the hole on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on Acast. See...

Duration:01:17:39

Trick 'r Treat (2007)

10/15/2022
Sean reminds us to obey the time-honored traditions of Halloween with Trick 'r Treat (2007), or we may find ourselves punished by a pint sized demon! Four interconnected tales are presided over by Sam (aka Samhain), the spirit of Halloween, who blesses or murders the night's revelers in a small town. Listen as we talk the movie's rise to cult classic status, hot sexy werewolves, visceral reactions to movie vomit, and discover someone hates Charlie Brown on this week's exciting...

Duration:01:21:57

Trick or Treat (1986, re-review)

10/8/2022
Colin tunes his ax to electrify and rocks out with Rock's Chosen Warrior to rule the apocalypse with Trick or Treat (1986). Sure we've done it before, but what does the latest crop of Internet Radio Superstars have to say? Will they be vaporized by the awesome power of metal? Listen as we talk about tiny hand puppets, dolphin tales, Satanic panic and cassette tapes all on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:17:45

Berserker (1987)

10/1/2022
Michaela dreams of transforming into a Viking warrior to wrestle with Bart the Bear in Berserker: The Nordic Curse (1987), a weirdo slasher-wannabe about a group of teens who head off to a lakeside cabin and go hiking, get lost in fog, and meet the aforementioned Viking and bear. Listen as we find out how to get Nickelodeon Certified, meet Pappy Nyquist, have sexual flashbacks, and more on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:18:24

Dark City (1998)

9/24/2022
Holly forgets who she is and begins to question reality with Dark City (1998), in which a man with no memory awakens in a neo-noir city to find himself accused of murder and creepy chattering Strangers in hot pursuit. Listen as we mold matter with our minds, stop clocks, send rats through a maze, and try to pin down the location of the human soul on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:22:18

Death Race 2000 (1975)

9/17/2022
Sean tries to rack up as many points as he can mowing down pedestrians in the Death Race 2000 (1975), a satiric, dystopian futuristic racing movie produced by Roger Corman and directed by Paul Bartel (so you can be sure Mary Woronov is in the cast). Sylvester Stallone also co-stars as a team of racers who try to beat top scorer Frankenstein (David Carradine) in a trans-continental death race. Listen as we careen off the road into sidebars about bare-assed acting scenes, propaganda clones,...

Duration:01:23:52